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    The entire year before I started having pain from IC (another year before I was diagnosed) I suffered from yeast. I used diflucan, ironed my undies, changed them two to three times a day, washed my sheets and jeans frequently... and finally after a year, I stopped itching It was such a relief. In retrospect, I think I even had IC back then, but only frequency... I remember going to the toilet a lot at night and through the day. I remember writing a lot of exams where I had to go to the toilet... to the point where I felt sorry for my (male) professors.

    I have been basically yeast free for some time now... but this weekend, I don't know why - maybe the heat and my sitting in the car for hours on end, I have yeast again. It's not one of those raging infections - it's a low grade kind of thing. I had been hoping not to see my family doc for a few weeks... if it doesn't sort itself out I guess I'll have to go and visit him

    Is there no end to what IC does to your body????

    Liisa

    p.s. let's hope diflucan is covered by my insurance... I hate creams
    All obstacles in life are mere opportunities.

    - Jesper Larson, Danish Mathematician

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    {{{{{liisa}}}}} You poor thing. I went thru months of that crap the beginning of the year and was sure I would loose my mind

    sending tons of prayers that this is just a passing thing~
    teri
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    Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".

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    • #3
      Lisa
      Are you sure what your seeing is always yeast. It fact I was alittle irritated my self the past few days. But I am also due for my period. In the past I would swear there were times I had a yeast Infection, go to the Dr. asked them to check under Microscope, Negative. There were times when I did have them too, especially if I use antibiotics, there is no mistaking that But I noticed with me around hormonal changes especially ovualation, my discharge would become thicker, then go away. In April I went to Gyno thought I had one he even went 1 step further and sent it out to lab . No Yeast Cells I was told. I swore I had one too. I used OTC creams like crazy, no more. My gyno did say anytime I think I have a yeast infection and im not sure to come in he will look under scope for me. He told me not to feel funny. Which I always did! Good Luck and hope all is well. JOJO

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      • #4
        JOJO,

        I actually don't get a period... I take drugs so that I don't get one Words cannot describe the pain I experince the week before a period, so I avoid it as much as possible.

        I know I have yeast... I have had many tests at the doctor's office, the feeling is pretty distinctive to those who have had chronic issues with yeast. Every year when I get a pap done I am also told I'm loaded with yeast I have had tonnes of other cultures done and there is nothing else present.

        Liisa
        All obstacles in life are mere opportunities.

        - Jesper Larson, Danish Mathematician

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        • #5
          Yeast, oh yes I can go there. But did you know you can get yeast other places? I itched like crazy and my doctor found I had yeast infection on the vulva and used the cream she prescribed and it 10 days it was gone. And to be a little more grose, I am now on chemothrphy and got yeast in the rectom and had to use suppositories. Please excue the spell, wish you well, it is very miserable.

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          • #6
            I have had yeast infections my whole life. I could probably but the monitstat company if I had the $$ I spend on that cream!! When I first started getting the bad symptoms of IC-I thought I had yeast also. My gyno checked and said no! It felt just like all the other yeast infections I had had since I was 14! My uro's nurse practioner said it was vulvodynia. I had never heard of the stuff!!
            HUGS
            shel

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            • #7
              Lisa
              One of the biggest things that contribute to yeast is sugar, which you probaly already know. I went to a alternative Dr. months agohe tested my candida count, It was higher then norm. (Some Drs.believe in this ,some dont)He put me on antifungal and diet. The diet was especially hard for me cuz I also had food alleries. Basically there was nothing left to eat. I did it for a while but I caved in. But anything that breaks down to sugar for example carbohydrates, fruits, sugar in general stay away from.I do still stay away from sugar.Hopefulyy will be following my food allergy diet again. Did You ever check that book out The Yeast Connection and Woman,by Dr. William Crook.My Gyno this April did a test called a Golden Seal whatever that is ,it went to a lab and it showed no yeast cells. It just never end does it :eek: Good Luck JOJO

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